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1. By 1889, how much did the French company Compagnie lost in building the canal? How much did they demand when they first enter the negotiation?
2. How much would US pay the French company?
3. Since there is a huge difference, what are the tactics they played to justify their claims?
4. What dramatically changed the whole situation so US wins the negotiation?
5. How did US secure its own interests? Any additional comments from this case?

1. To get the best deal on a CD player, Tom called eight appliance stores and asked the cost of a specific model. The prices he was quoted are listed below:

$ 298 $ 125 $ 411 $ 157 $ 231 $ 213 $ 304 $ 272 Find the Standard deviation

2. When investigating times required for drive-through service, the following results (in seconds) were obtained. Find the range, variance, and standard deviation for each of the two samples, then compare the two sets of results.

Wendy’s 120 123 153 128 124 118 154 110

McDonald’s 115 126 147 156 118 110 145 137

3. A company had 80 employees whose salaries are summarized in the frequency distribution below. Find the standard deviation. Find the standard deviation of the data summarized in the given frequency distribution.

Salary Number of Employees

5,001 -10,000 14

10,001 – 15,000 13

15,001 – 20,000 18

20,001 – 25,000 18

25,001 – 30,000 17

4. The heights of a group of professional basketball players are summarized in the frequency distribution below. Find the standard deviation.

Height (in.) Frequency

70-71 3

72-73 7

74-75 16

76-77 12

78-79 10

80-81 4

82-83 1

Case assignment expectations:

Your ability to describe the information provided by the Standard Deviation.
Your ability to use the Standard Deviation to calculate the percentage of occurrence of a variable either above or below a particular value.
Your ability to describe a normal distribution as evidenced by a bell shaped curve.
Your ability to prepare a distribution chart from a set of data.

Discuss the following scenario and associated questions. You’re the supervisor of employees’ whose task is to assemble tuning devices that go into cell phones. You find that the quality is not what it should be and that many of your group’s tuning devices have to be brought back and reworked; your own boss says that “You’d better do a better job of training your workers.”

What are some of the staffing factors that could be contributing to this problem?
Explain how you would go about assessing whether it is in fact a training problem.
Find at least two articles through ProQuest that discusses the role of training of employees as it relates to this issue. Summarize your findings in a 3-5 page paper. Be sure to properly cite your resources using APA style.

Question: A job is expected to have a 70 percent learning curve. The first unit has been completed in 20 hours. How many hours can the second unit can be expected to take approximately then? If the total job consists of 30 units, how many hours will be required for the second 10 units? If the second unit took 16 hours, what is the learning curve percent?